NOAA Fisheries biologists record singing by rare right whale

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have recorded singing by a rare right whale for the first time. Researchers used moored a...

New Alaska park bridge aimed at limiting bear encounters

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's newest bridge is aimed at relieving a traffic jam between people and brown bears. The National Park Service has completed a $5.6 million elevated br...

Environmental group sues over ice seal habitat decision

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An environmental group is suing the federal government for failing to designate critical habitat for two species of ice seals on the threatened species list. ...

At least 60 ice seals found dead along west Alaska coast

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — At least 60 ice seals have been found dead along Alaska's west coast and federal biologists on Wednesday were trying to determine the cause. Some carcasses h...

Alaska man convicted of spreading pesticide at homeless site

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A businessman has been convicted of illegally spreading pesticide along a public right of way where homeless people in Alaska's largest city regularly gathered. ...

Former bank employee sentenced to 10 years for $4.3M theft

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska bank employee who stole $4.3 million in cash has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. Thirty-four-year-old Gerardo Valenzuela on Monday wa...

Tick, tick, tick: Alaska braces for invading parasites

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Health and wildlife officials are taking steps to prepare for potentially dangerous parasites that could gain a foothold because of Alaska's warming climate. ...

Bering Sea changes startle scientists, worry residents

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska's northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms. ...

Alaska man sentenced for stealing fossilized mammoth tusk

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man will serve nearly three years in federal prison for stealing a fossilized woolly mammoth tusk and cutting it up to sell for profit. U.S. Distri...

High March temperatures shortened Alaska's winter weather

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Climatologists in Alaska say unusually high temperatures set records in March and likely are a reflection of the upward warming climate trend. March is norma...

Scientists observe low sea ice in Bering Sea off Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Climate scientists say the waters of the Bering Sea off Alaska are seeing unprecedented low sea ice for the second straight year. Rick Thoman (TOH-man) of th...

Tribe, groups sue over Alaska reserve petroleum exploration

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska tribe and five environmental groups say the federal government performed inadequate environmental review before approving petroleum exploration in a reserve. ...

Critics protest proposed drilling in Alaska's Arctic refuge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Natives who rely on caribou for subsistence are lining up in the state's largest city to protest federal plans for petroleum development in a wilderness area. ...

US lawmaker opposes drilling permit work during shutdown

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The oil and gas industry should not be spared the pain of the partial government shutdown, according to the chairman of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. ...

Groups sue to block oil production in Alaska's Beaufort Sea

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Conservation groups are suing to block an oil-drilling project in federal Arctic waters. Five groups represented by environmental law firm Earthjustice on Mo...